The supremacy of the peasant: the worst of social media, vulgar showcase of boasting and I want but I can’t

The supremacy of the peasant: the worst of social media, vulgar showcase of boasting and I want but I can’t

But is it possible to have become such farmers?” The outburst against social media and its use comes from Christian De Sica, who argues with bitterness: “But some people haven’t broken their wits … and to publish what they eat , hugging while dancing and then hating, never mind the panoramas of the discos, the dives from the luxury motor boats did you buy yourself to be funny? (or Debt, in Roman dialect, ed.) “. So said an actor who, with the cinepanettoni and comedies in which he spent years bringing to life the character of the rich-boor, the vulgar-enriched, the arrogant Burino, who tombeur de femme inveterate traitor, has a certain impact, but it’s also true that we need to distinguish real life from that on the big screen, where De Sica, with unbeatable irony, managed to photograph his alter egos at their worst Italian Vices in which many of us could recognize ourselves and friends and acquaintances have recognized.

For years, De Sica has played the rich boor and the Burino arrogant

A shot that immediately caused a flurry of reactions, between those who immediately agreed with De Sica and those who instead swapped the actor for his characters and saw fit to blame them. in the usual habit of misunderstanding all misunderstandings. But the cry of alarm over the excessive and distorted use of social media is undoubtedly very timely. To spot this, just scroll through Instagram these fiery days of August: it’s all a proliferation of B-sides flattened in the foreground with the excuse of who knows what imaginative place to take your vacation to, of salads, ice cream, pizzas, pine and even fizz, it really takes guts in this heat. Not to mention the boast of dream hotels, exciting boats and amazing parties. In short, if it’s perfectly understandable that many of us want to share the most beautiful and positive part of our lives on social media, it’s just as true that we’re getting caught tooth and nail, where hypocrisy is rampant and the difficulties of real life are snuffed out by a formless and nauseating molasses that gives us an image that is nothing short of sweetened, let alone nonexistent. The risk is that the social mirrors of our lives will become deceptively stereotypical reflections of a noisy sideshow of winking selfies, sexy ballets, overflowing bikinis, luxuries on display and “I wish but I can’t and then I try” lives.

“The Boobs, Sides & Muscles Social Vanity Fair With Photo Posted”

In agreement with Cristian De Sica, Enrico Vanzina said immediately, another who understands the Italian cafoneria because it has been portrayed and teased in many of his films. The director, producer and screenwriter, who has worked with De Sica on many films, told Adnkronos: “I agree with Christian when he refers to the vanity fair about boobs, b-sides, photo post muscles, to make friends to gnaw on bring. . He’s absolutely right about that.” But then Vanzina makes a difference: “But it’s also true that it’s not just about social media. I’ve been on Instagram for 7 months and I’ve seen that when a person brings content and talks about many things, humor, cinema, literature, feelings, music, they find an overwhelming majority of wonderful people to convey affection to . People of incredible kindness who want to delve in, people who know a lot and from whom you can learn. In social media, as in everything in life, there are two sides of the coin.

“Showing off is in bad taste. You taught us humility”

In short, social networks are not the devil. It all depends on the use that is made of it. Iva Zanicchi agrees: “It’s true that influencers exist because we’re in a time where social media has become the norm, but I find bragging really distasteful.”. And he says: “We were poor and my mother always said to me when I came to school with new shoes: ‘Please don’t brag about them.’ I was always taught humility, you don’t have to brag about what you have. I also go on social media,” he always told the news outlet, “I have my Instagram profile, but I don’t post everything I do. I understand that people dream of becoming like them, getting on yachts or having villas by the sea, but I don’t find this boasting noble. My parents taught me not to make others weigh what you have because there are people less fortunate than you who won’t make it to the end of the month. So it’s okay to show it off, but don’t overdo it or you risk being vulgar.

“Cell phone addiction is the most worrying thing”

For Massimo Boldi, on the other hand, our dependence on smartphones and social networks should worry us more than the risk of falling into vulgarity: “You live tied to your smartphone in a relationship of total dependence. Everything else flows from it: the selfies around every corner, the photos posted of everything you do. Christian is right about that,” he told Adnkronos: “The fact is that today we live a life that is ‘connected’ to everything that is outside, in the space of a mobile phone. It is enough to sit at the table with a teenager to understand, or on the beach, somewhere, and feel genuine concern.

In fact, looking around and especially looking in the mirror, it’s hard not to notice the many, too many looks lost in the phone, the lonely laughter while spying on this or that, the scathing comments that often point out the very same weaknesses we ourselves stumble into when we retract our stomachs until we risk the purple effect to show the best of us. Which unfortunately often coincides with the worst.